Some of the best Magic Valley and Wood River Valley senior-class student athletes for the 2007-08 school year were saluted Monday night during the Fourth District 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, 1A Senior Honor Banquet at the Turf Club in Twin Falls.
For many years the Fourth District Board of Control has endorsed the concept of an awards banquet to recognize outstanding senior students who have a high degree of scholarship and have made a special contribution to high school athletics or activities.
By classification, 4A schools are permitted to choose four seniors and 1A schools two.
Honored from the 4A Wood River High School in Hailey were Lauren Morgenthaler, Hannah Ward, Ross Parsons and Erik Jacobson.
Morgenthaler, a volleyball and basketball player, has a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend Oregon State University with concentrations in health and human sciences or international communications. The daughter of Paul Morgenthaler and Susan Canham may compete in the sport of crew at OSU.
Ward, a daughter of Tom and Karol Ward, also played basketball and volleyball for the Wolverines. She has a 3.473 GPA. Hannah plans to attend the University of San Diego and focus on sports medicine. She may play volleyball there.
Parsons, a soccer and basketball player, has a 3.827 GPA at the Hailey school. A son of Ron and Linda Parsons, Ross plans to attend Denver University and major in education.
Jacobson, a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball, has a 3.238 GPA. The son of Keith and Mary Jacobson has earned a full football scholarship at Idaho State University in Pocatello. He plans on playing tight end at ISU.
Honored Monday night from 1A Carey High School were seniors D.J. Simpson (football, basketball and track) and Jennifer Cenarrusa (volleyball, basketball and track).